Media Consumption: August; Main Test Crunch.

Another monthly media consumption post. Yes, this month is rather lean, because I had a lot of studying to do. And I have a lot more studying to do until the 13th of September. After the 13th of September I could return to my wanton consumption of books and anime. Dependant on whether I get a job or not, of course.


  • Ever After: A lovely film. It’s not a great film if you compare it to movies in general, but as a cute fun movie, it’s very good. I enjoyed myself thoroughly. My favourite Drew Barrymore role.


  • Californication Season 1, reviewed.
  • Californication Season 2, aside from the last two episodes which aired in September. Feel free to head over and read the review post of season 1. Season 2 was not as good, but a thoughtful review is forthcoming.
  • House M.D. reruns of season 4.
  • Boston Legal season 4 and Damages season 2, one episode a week. Enjoying both.
  • Didn’t watch it yet, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that I found out the last three episodes of Pushing Daisies were released, and I obtained them. One of my favourite series of recent years.


  • Sabriel by Garth Nix. A bildungsroman (coming of age story) which is enjoyable. I notice the pattern in which it was built much more now, on my second read. I need the other two books in the series.
  • Too many philosophy books to mention, and hardly enough.
  • Reading Wheel of Time books 6 and 7 not in order still, when I feel like it I’ll spend the couple hours to fix the connecting parts and finish them in order (this happens when you are re-reading books you’ve read half a dozen times before, you skip to the juicy bits).
  • Ribbon Drive RPG and Mix-CD(!). Not a book for reading, but here it is.
  • No Quarter Magazine #25, for Privateer Press’s Iron Kingdoms setting and games.


  • Rurouni Kenshin 16. Need to step up and finish it this month, not to let it fizzle. Also planning to get back to reading Fruits Basket. Seeing the omnibus at the comic book store helped there I guess.


  • 07-Ghost episodes 1-21 (up to date). I thought the show was slow to begin, well, it was. I found it odd as I thought it’d be a 26 episoder, but seeing as it’s based on a currently running manga series, I understand. But at this rate, it’ll take 500 episodes, dude.
  • Toaru Majutsu no Index(A Certain Magical Index) episodes 1-17. This series has different arcs in them, of varying lengths. It’s an enjoyable series, it has one of my favourite girls in anime (Misaka Misoto), but I’m not sold on it being anything special.
  • Voices of a Distant Star. Short, beautiful. The animation is not as good as I rememebered, but then again, I remembered just the story :)
  • Kannagi season 1. Reviewed.
  • Element Hunters episodes 1-2, reviewed. It was horrendous.

I might still do a review of August in terms of how this blog did, but August, the first full month of posts on this blog saw it receiving 154 comments (including my own) and 1,955 hits. Thank you to all the readers :)

13 comments on “Media Consumption: August; Main Test Crunch.

  1. Snark says:

    “Also planning to get back to reading Fruits Basket.”

    Beware her eyes!

  2. gunstray says:

    Crap! Gotta catch up on house, I barely even finished Season 3 >_<

    Heheh try watching The place promised in our early days

  3. Tommy says:

    I thought the show was slow to begin with

    That’s why I dropped it after 5 episodes, it didn’t go anywhere. They spent FOUR FUDGING EPISODES in the church!! God, I don’t need to know what you dreamed about last week, nor an episode long explanation of your dream…just go kill someone with your powers!

    I’m glad I didn’t waste more time after reading what you wrote.

    • Tommy says:

      Bleh…failed miserably with the quotes…wanna fix it for me? ^^;;

    • Guy says:

      Actually, I’ve grown to like the show.

      I’ll tell you this though, they’re still at the church at episode 22. It picks up at about episode 16? I think.

      It’s like Bleach, it moved so fast in the beginning, that I was sure the Rukongai/Soul Society arc would be done in 5-10 episodes tops ;)
      We all know how long it took.

      • Tommy says:

        LOL, then it’ll be one show I’ll never watch. It’ll probably be full of filler episodes once it’s caught up with the manga…which I don’t like at all.

    • Guy says:

      With the rate this series is going, I’m not sure I’m worried :)

      Who knows, maybe they plan to do 52 episodes and then a break. I actually prefer series that break instead of changing everything. I prefer Pumpkin Scissors for example over the travesty people called “Fullmetal Alchemist”.

      I’m pro original medium ;)

  4. lovelyduckie says:

    Ever After has a very special place in my heart…one of the very few “chic flicks” I’ve embraced.

    • Guy says:

      Is it a chick flick? I think it’s a children’s movie, or a whole family film. I mean, isn’t its crowd mostly younger teens? Though yes, I think almost everyone I know who watched it loved it.

      The other film that is a “chick flick” that I don’t know many people who don’t really love it (and it’s such a dark horse, small movie everyone seems to know!) is “A Walk to Remember”.

      • lovelyduckie says:

        I’m not a Nicholas Sparks fan at all, I had a rough time watching that movie. I guess it’s not necessarily a “chick flick”, I saw it in 6th grade and thought it was wonderfully romantic.

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